**Update 5/11/11** To watch Hajj 2011, please CLICK HERE
Hajj Mubarak to all Muslims around the world. If you are one of those who are looking for a stream to watch Hajj 2009 Transmission online, I’ve found a good link for you. To watch this transmission you need to have Real Player installed on your system. If you dont have a real player, simply download it from here.
To watch the transmission either visit this site or CLICK HERE after you have installed the real-player on your system. Please note that this transmission is in English, unlike the Saudi TV where you only get to hear Arabic commentary. This feed is from Huda TV that is based in Jeddah.
While you watch this hajj transmission live online, please do pray that Allah Almighty forgive us and calls us again and again to be part of the Hajj again and again. Hajj is probably the largest gathering of people on earth that is repeated every year.
Today is the day of Arafah, tonight the pilgrims will spend their nights in Muzdalifah and will return to their tents in Minah. Stoning of Jamarah and Tawaaf of the Holy Kaaba …. its all happening there and as I was unable to go this year, I’m watching it live online.
O Allah, Pardon us!
One of the feeds, I’m trying to embed here as well. If you have appropriate media player installed, you’ll be able to watch it all live here:
Live Feed from Saudi TV – Hajj Transmission , 2009, Arabic Language
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The link above, like other online tv links is not very reliable. You can also try following alternate sources to watch Hajj online – live.
Facebook is now integrated with XBOX live. This means that you can access basic Facebook features on your XBOX. You can list your friends, view photos, leave comments and most interesting part is that you’ll be able to share your achievements in a game over Facebook.
Google announces two new features of its already popular YouTube service. The new features are:
Auto Caption: If your video has English conversation or commentary, YouTube will attempt to make subtitles out of it and show at the bottom of the screen.
Auto timing: In case you want to upload your own captions in text, you don’t have to worry about the timings. Which sentence from your text file was spoken at what time, YouTube will attempt to pick it up itself.
Both these features is a good news for hearing impaired users of YouTube in particular and everybody else in general. You can watch this video to get the overview of the service.
Three most important things that come as part of the announcement are:
Every application on Chrome OS will be a web application. Nothing gets installed and everything stays online. That makes it more secure, easy, accessible and reliable.
Its super secure and self healing. It will be real hard to infect and harm this OS and every time the OS will boot, it’ll check for integrity and will self heal if needed.
Last but not least, get ready for the super speeds. From pressing the power button to surfing the Internet, it’ll take a few seconds. Google is optimizing it to its max.
Its already much more than something to get excited about but it’ll take some time. The OS will be available for the users around November 2010 or so. Anything that comes out before it definitely fake 🙂
Last but not least, you must watch following videos about the Chrome OS
And by any chance if you want to build on top of the code, chromium.org is the place to start.
New Google Translate is fun to use. Type your source text and see the translation appearing at the bottom of the page in the destination language. This is absolutely amazing to watch. You can easily switch the source and destination languages, can suggest a better translation and can upload the documents to translate. Google Translate remains very simple yet becomes more powerful.
I got my Google Wave preview account too early I think. I have only 2 friends and we hardly come online at the same time, so I couldn’t try it out properly. If anyone of you has a Google Wave account, please add me as your friend and lets play around with the wave a bit.
Please don’t ask me for any invites as I never got any invites to send. And all those who got, half of those invites actually never reached the intended recipients. Lets wave
Word Target is available on iPhone now. The game is simple, addicting and a lot of fun to play. You are given 6 letters and you can make as many 3-6 letter words as possible using these letters. You are given 3 minutes to begin with. More words you make, more you score and you get additional time as well.
On Sesame street’s 40th birthday Google celebrates it like anything. To see Google’s enthusiasm and excitement, please visit this link and download high-resolution images featuring Google logo and Sesame street characters.
Nokia has started shipping its much awaited Nokia N900 mobile computer. Nokia N900 is unique in many different ways and the most important reasons is its Maemo 5 software. The estimated retail price of Nokia N900 will be around 500 Euro. I must say this launch is just in time for the Christmas!